Sonko obtains court order stopping eviction of Kirima widows’ in Land saga


By J.Papanoo.

Governor Mike Sonko has succeeded in obtaining court orders stopping any eviction of two widows from a contested piece of land in Westlands.

The Milimani Commercial Courts Chief Magistrate on Monday ruled that no evictions should be made until the case is heard on 3rd of December.

The governor argued that the respondents to the case had earlier obtained court orders for eviction through underhand manner without the input of the county who are parties to the case.

Through his lawyers, Sonko argues that the respondents was already undertaking evictions , which he said was gross abuse of the process of court as there is already another case pending and ongoing in the High Court over the property.

‘’That it is my prayer that it would be irregular to let present illegal judgement stand and pray to have the present application heard urgently and the orders sought granted so that the defendant and the county government of Nairobi can be given a chance to agitate their defence,’’reads part of the order letter.

Last weekend, the governor stormed the piece of land in question with the county enforcement officers and arrested youths who had been hired to man it and conduct the evictions.

According with the court documents has in possession, The youths who were taken to the Milimani court have so far, failed to raise the cash bail and were remanded in custody.

The County chief has further argued that the value of the property in question makes the case bigger for the court as per the law.

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